Hirofumi Yokoi wins World Children’s Award 2015
27 April 2015
Washington, D.C., USA

President Hirofumi Yokoi has been awarded the World Children’s Award 2015.

The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) and its Youth Board said he won it for his “support for their world festival and for (his) leadership role in Japan in building bridges across cultures, as epitomized by the work of the Akira Foundation and youth exchange programs such as TOMODACHI.”

Yokoi will participate in the 5th World Children’s Festival (WCF) that ICAF holds between June 30 and July 3 at “The Ellipse” – “President’s Park” – next to The White House. He will open the festival on Tuesday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. with a keynote address.

The World Children’s Award is the sole tribute that the world’s children confer on creative leaders and empathic organizations. Instituted at the WCF2007, the children presented the inaugural Award to LEGO for fostering children’s creativity since 1932. At the WCF2011, the children presented the Award to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for putting children’s first in all its investments since 1930.

About International Child Art Foundation (ICAF)*

The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) serves as the national arts & creativity organization for American children and the international arts & creativity organization for the world’s children.
Established in 1997, the ICAF is today independently ranked among the 25 Top Children’s Charities in the United States. Our Arts Olympiad has grown into the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s art program and the World Children’s Festival has become the world’s premier children’s celebration.

*Source: International Child Art Foundation HP
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